Vintage Wine Bar has old-school cool in new digs
Owner Matt Sanders developed a unique Tulsa Art Deco vibe for the wine bar's new location in the Blue Dome District.
Vintage Wine Bar has been a go-to spot for wine lovers, whether oenophiles or novices. Its mission has always been to be “approachable,” and owner Matt Sanders says this has not changed despite Vintage’s new space at 324 E. First St.
“I wanted the new Vintage to look like something from Tulsa, not something that you see in New York or Chicago,” Sanders says. The firm that designed the wine bar spent time exploring the city to shape a “Tulsa Deco” influence.
Walls stacked with selections of wines, bottles and glasses and a floor-to-ceiling, glass-encased wine tower highlight the open space — but the drama is balanced by delicate light fixtures, minimalist lines and sunlight pouring onto every surface.
The menu features a few thoughtfully curated beers and classic cocktails. The wine list is robust, but not overwhelming, as Vintage sources its bottles from smaller wineries. For the autumn months, selections will warm up, going from softer pinots to spicier, smokier reds.
Sanders is particularly fond of wines produced with the Gamay grape, such as Beaujolais. “Most are under $100 per bottle,” he says. “It’s approachable, plus they’re fun and delicious.”
Bottle prices at Vintage range from $25-$2,500, and Vintage will be pouring something new each week by the glass.